Wednesday, June 5, 2019
With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Aid for Interdisciplinary Sessions Fund.
This roundtable brings together a group of faculty, Indigenous educators, and students to discuss the challenges and opportunities of conducting historical Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES) in the context of K-12 Indigenous curriculum development and community capacity building. With reference to current research and K-12 curricular initiatives between the University of Saskatchewan and the Stó:lō and Tla’amin communities, this roundtable assesses different motivations, interests, and outcomes to highlight the various strengths of building collaborative partnerships between scholars, Indigenous educators, and communities. This roundtable highlights the wide spectrum of community-engagement associated with different aspects of historical research and its relationship to K-12 curriculum development and implementation. It examines some of the recent and upcoming efforts to find innovative ways to translate and mobilize historical research generated in an academic context and to translate and mobilize it into pedagogical tools for use by Indigenous educators working with Indigenous children and youth. By working collaboratively with both the Stó:lō and Tla’amin to co-design and co-execute research questions about the impacts of colonial incursions on traditional Coast Salish society, the participants on this roundtable embrace the ethos of “nothing about us, without us” by building collaboration and capacity building into all aspects of research projects. After an introduction to the methodological and historiographical underpinnings of Dr. Carlson’s current CES research, each participant will explain and then reflect upon their role within these larger projects.
The co-hosts for this event are: 26 - Canadian Historical Association (CHA) / Société historique du Canada (SHC), 59 - Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) / Société canadienne de sociologie (SCS), and 58 - Society for Socialists Studies (SSS) / Société d'études socialistes (SÉS)
- Naxaxalhts’i Albert “Sonny” McHalsie, Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
- Keith Thor Carlson, Professor of History, University of Saskatchewan
- Brenda Point, Chilliwack School District